|Keki Daruwala, Indian poet, reads from his book *For Pepper and Christ* - Frederick Noronha [FN]|
"The 17th and the 18th centuries were not that great, but the 15th and 16th centuries were full of interesting anecdotes. The spice trade was booming. The Mamluks, slave soldiers of the Muslim sultans who were converted to Islam and trained as a crack force, fought the Mongols and even defeated the crusaders. Historically, Asia and Europe were in a ferment and it was an exciting period in world history," Daruwalla, a former Indian Police Service officer, has been quoted as saying by the IANS new...
Keywords: india; fiction; historical novel; keki daruwala; for pepper and christ; portuguese in india; colonialism; historical
|Goa 1961 Aspirations and Testimonies - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Recordings from a programme held on December 18, 2011, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the end of Portuguese rule in Goa. Organised as part of the wider Goa 1961 And Beyond converence (organised jointly by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study-Shimla, Goa University-Goa, and Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra-Portugal). This function was held at the Maquinez Palace Hall, late evening.
Keywords: Goa; colonialism; Portuguese; testimonies; book release; goa university; iias; universidade de Coimbra
|Dr Timothy Walker -- Crisis in Goa: The Portuguese Response to the "Mutiny" in British-Occupied India (1857-1860) - Talk by Dr Timothy Walker. Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Recording of a talk -- 'Crisis in Goa:The Portuguese Response to the 'Mutiny' in British-Occupied India (1857-1860)' by Timothy Walker, on Friday, 6th January at 5:30 p.m. at the premises of the Delegation of Fundação Oriente in India, Behind People's High School, Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa, India. This presentation examines the role of African conscripts in the Portuguese response to the Indian uprising of 1857, focusing on Portuguese use of these troops as a countervailing force to native India...
Keywords: goa; portuguese colonialism; india; western coastal india; dr timothy walker; history; 19th century; indo-portuguese history; portuguese colonial history; 1857; the indian mutiny of 1857